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Josh Duhamel’s Directorial Debut ‘Buddy Games’ Acquired by

Saban Films has acquired the U.S. rights to “Buddy Games,” a comedy and the directorial debut from actor Josh Duhamel, the distributor introduced Friday. A launch date has not but been introduced.

“Buddy Games” is a few group of associates who reunite for a collection of absurd bodily and psychological challenges and within the course of heal outdated wounds, proper previous wrongs and determine the true that means of friendship…or die making an attempt. Duhamel additionally stars within the movie alongside Olivia Munn, Dax Shepard, Kevin Dillon, James Roday, Nick Swardson and Dan Bakkedahl.

“I set out to make a movie that I would want to see – something grounded but outrageous enough to shock audiences, and ultimately a story of friendship and camaraderie,” Duhamel mentioned in an announcement. “I’m grateful to Saban Films for giving us the perfect platform for audiences to see it.”

“Josh Duhamel has created a laugh-out-loud comedy,” Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley mentioned in an announcement. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with him on his directorial debut, which is a fresh and daring achievement.”

Michael J. Luisi produced “Buddy Games” alongside Duhamel and Jude Weng. Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films together with legal professional Matt Saver on behalf of the filmmakers.

Saban Films additionally just lately acquired the Drew Barrymore movie “The Stand-In” and an Alicia Silverstone marriage ceremony comedy referred to as “Sister of the Groom.” Next up on the distributor’s slate is “The Silencing,” against the law thriller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau of “Game of Thrones.”

Duhamel is thought for the “Transformers” franchise and just lately starred within the collection “Jupiter’s Legacy” and “Think Like a Dog.”

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